I actually have 36 ball pythons lol...but I only had time to shoot two of them.
One is a Pastel ball python and the other is an Albino ball python.
This is the first time I tried shooting any of my snakes, basically what I did was I put a piece of white paper underneath them and pointed the flash right at them.
I know the shadows are harsh, but I tried all kinds of flash techniques, including a diffuser, bounce flash, and bounce with a diffuser in which all those seemed to have given me very dark results.
The ceiling is very low in that room and I also had 3 Fluorescent light fixtures for additional lighting.
Any advice and tips would be greatly appreciated to get rid of the shadows.